When he’s not getting his travel agent to draw up Carmen Sandiego-esque itineraries to keep himself away from his baby mama Kim Kardashian, Kanye “Where’s Waldo?” West has his personal banker close by to talk some sense (pennies, dimes, quarters—cents!) into him regarding all this marriage business.
Because at the end of the day it really is all about business and the bottom line is Kim reportedly swipes that AmEx way too much. For the time being, he’s wary of tying the knot until she curbs her spontaneous shopping sprees.
Consider these quotes from a recent Star magazine article (all from an unnamed source, mind you):
"Kanye has real money. He won't marry Kim because it would hurt his finances.”
"Kim is a shopaholic! She spends $350,000 a month on her credit cards."
"She pays hundreds of thousands of dollars for designers to custom-make clothes for her, and she spent millions on Louis Vuitton handbags to match each outfit.”
Now, we know this is supposed to be all serious drama, the kind that utilizes words like “investment portfolio” and “savings account,” but it sounds like we have a Tyler Perry comedy on our hands. Millions upon millions of dollars are at stake here and it’s just absolutely ridiculous.
Can you imagine how much Kim must shop if someone like Kanye (who has an entire walk-in closet designated for leather kilts) is worried about her frivolous purchases? It’s like one day you come home from a long day at work, only to find your entire kitchen filled with appliances purchased exclusively from SkyMall because your wife has officially gone rogue with your credit cards. It's ironic considering what brought them together—shopping—could also be their undoing.
Granted Kim has a personal fortune of $40 million, but Kanye’s wealth easily eclipses hers at $100 million and he just wants to make sure he has the receipts and return policy all squared away before proposing.